LCD and Viewfinder
Nikon AW120 has a Fixed Type 3" LCD screen with a resolution of 921k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
AW120 doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Nikon Coolpix P7800 (Compare) or Fujifilm X30 (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Nikon AW120 has max speed of 7 fps and max shutter speed of 1/4000 sec..
Nikon AW120 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. Nikon AW120 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Nikon AW120, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 and save in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats. Full HD resolution of Nikon AW120 will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video
AW120 also a high speed mode where it captures videos at 240 fps for ultra slow motion videos. AW120 has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker.
Nikon AW120 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Nikon Coolpix P7800 or Fujifilm X30 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Thanks to the built-in wireless (Wi-Fi)
connectivity feature, Nikon AW120 lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection. One other feature that we like is the ability to use our smartphone as a remote to control our AW120. You can change camera settings, release shutter, view LCD screen and tranfer files using remote control app.
You can connect AW120 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Nikon AW120 is mechanized by a battery which gives a shooting lifetime of 350 therefore to CIPA norm.
Nikon AW120 Battery Specs Compared to Other Models